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Schemes of Work

Citizenship at key stages 1 and 2



Unit 01. Taking part - developing skills of communication and participation
Unit 02. Choices
Unit 03. Animals and us
Unit 04. People who help us - the local police
Unit 05. Living in a diverse world
Unit 06. Developing our school grounds
Unit 07. Children's rights - human rights
Unit 08. How do rules and laws affect me?
Unit 09. Respect for property
Unit 10. Local democracy for young citizens
Unit 11. In the media - what's the news?
Unit 12. Moving on

What is this scheme of work?

This scheme shows how the citizenship non-statutory framework for key stages 1 and 2 can be translated into manageable units of work.


The scheme is not statutory; you can use as much or as little as you wish. You could use the whole scheme or individual units. The sections on ‘using this scheme’ and ‘sequencing the units’ can help you to decide how you want to use the scheme.


The units are aimed at pupils who are attaining at levels that are broadly appropriate for their age. You may therefore need to adapt them to meet your pupils’ needs. The ‘Adapting units’ section provides guidance on doing this.


You may also wish to combine these units with units from another subject. The ‘Combining units’ section gives information on exploiting powerful links between subjects.